How Do I Get The Binkie Away From My 11 Month Old

Hollybear - posted on 10/25/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Okay so my son will be 1 november 26th id really love to get him off the binkie about that time, and im lost on how to wing him off of it. does anyone have any ideas on how too or let me know how you took your little one off of the binkie.. please help :-)

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Elizabeth - posted on 10/27/2010

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I just took it away from my son first during the day and only let him have it at night, then slowly took it away until he didnt have it at night either.

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Well My son never wanted a binkie, but the only thing I can think of, is slowly take it away, like only with naps or bed time. or just take it away for good, he might for get about it in a few weeks. Hope this helps.

Merri - posted on 10/27/2010

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We had our son give his away to Santa last year. He had just turned two and we told him that Santa will leave toys in exchange for his binki's. That he had to give the Binki's to another little boy know. We left them on a plate when he went to bed and he never asked for them again. He did only take one at night so I am sure that made it easier for us as well. hope it helps

Andrea - posted on 10/26/2010

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I like the idea of trying to get him to give them to the new babies or what not, but when I was weaning my kids off things I took them away and hid them so they couldn't see them during the day while playing and let them have them at nap and bed time for a week. Then I took nap time away for a week and then eventually bed time. They weaned off everything in 3 weeks or less. Hope this helps, its a tough, whiny time to take something away from our babies like that!

Avvy - posted on 10/26/2010

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the key to this is know why he uses it in the first place.Is it only at night do you give it to him when hes fretful or crying? can he play and entertain himself without it? Is it an all day and night thing? I know lots of parents hate binkies but some need the soothing they get from it,if he's not able to soothe himself without it,he may resort to another method that you would also find objectionable.Try limiting his time with it keep him busy,and at this age try not to make a big deal out of it.He'll give it up before he gets a girlfriend,those are much more difficult to get your son to get rid of! lol

Kristianne - posted on 10/26/2010

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my children never used them but my nieces did i told them that they were big kids now and that the new babies needed there binkies so i had them draw a picture and put the binkies in an envelope and mail them to the new babies i told them if they did this they would get a new big girl toy in the mail and a couple days later they got a little toy in the mail they were super happy

Dottie - posted on 10/26/2010

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Our son, thankfully only used the binky at night. We had him off the binky at 2 years old. We had him gather his binkys. We talked with him how he is no longer a little guy, he is a big boy now, and big boys do not use binkys. Then we asked him are you a big boy? He says yes, so we asked him to get rid of them on his own. He threw them all in the garbage and said all done. We took the garbage out that night, and only for a bout a week was he asking for them. It went pretty smooth! I would give it a little more time..Good luck!

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